Cycle safety (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1233
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you have any plans to seek powers to legally enforce motor vehicle encroachment into Advanced Stop Lines?

Answer

Answer for Cycle safety (3)

Answer for Cycle safety (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. We will ask the DfT for powers to enforce Advanced Stop Lines encroachment in the same way as we currently do against bus lane encroachment. It will form part of the list of legislative changes we are seeking from the DfT.

The encroachment of motor vehicles into ASLs is already a criminal offence, enforceable by the MPS. My Vision for Cycling in London states that we will expand the MPSs Cycle Task Force by more than a quarter, from 39 to 50 officers, to improve further the enforcement against antisocial road user behaviour, including encroachment into cyclist ASLs and mandatory cycle lanes.